We are now four weeks into this term’s project, with only one more to go. Although the online link-up with the school has involved some technical and organisational hitches, the club’s Community sub-committee has soldiered on. Last week the teacher in charge of the exercise said –
‘In terms of the reading, the children are really enjoying it, and we all value the time you are volunteering to read with them.‘
The children concerned are those of key workers, and a selection from years 5 and (predominantly) 6, who have been attending school since the summer term began. There may be some ‘vulnerable’ children among them. The Rotarian ‘listener‘ accepts an invitation to a ‘Team’ meeting at 9 or 11 on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday morning. The meeting involves a child with a book in front of a computer screen. The child has to position the book so that the listener can see an image of the page being read from on the listener’s screen, whilst the child reads from the same image on the school‘s computer screen. For this, there is a teaching assistant on hand who acts as supervisor and arranges the handover from one reader to another.
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The Challenge is a young entrepreneurs competition run by the Rotary Clubs of Bathavon and Bath. The aim is to introduce the world of business to Year 9 students at Oldfield School who have had no previous experience of Business Studiesmore